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SC voters may decide future of daylight saving time in November

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By CHRISTINA L. MYERS
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina lawmakers say they want to hear from voters about whether to observe year-round daylight saving time.

Members of a House subcommittee voted in favor of a bill Wednesday that places an advisory referendum on the November ballot.

The referendum would ask voters if they want to end spring forward and fall back and observe year-round daylight saving time. If the bill is approved, lawmakers would send a joint resolution to Congress requesting a change depending on what the voters decide in November.

Critics of the legislation say lawmakers need to consider the financial impact on communities and surrounding states.

Republican Rep. Alan Clemmons of Myrtle Beach said it will be a challenge to get his bill passed with only seven days left in this year's session.

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